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The Great Global Warming Swindle: fact or fiction?
Is global warming caused by human activity or forces outside our control? The science demonstrates that it is due to human activity, but the television documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle on the ABC TV claims otherwise. In this seven-minute podcast, CSIRO’s Dr Michael Raupach explains what science reveals. (6:56)
12 July 2007 | Updated 24 November 2011
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 4th Assessment Report recently found it is very likely that human activity has caused most global warming since the mid-20th century. However a documentary by British television producer Mr Martin Durkin disputes this.
The documentary, The Great Global Warming Swindle, shown on ABC TV, argues that humans have had little to do with climate change.
In this podcast, Dr Michael Raupach from CSIRO’s Marine and Atmospheric Research Division discusses whether the documentary is based on sound science.
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